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Field Studies Council

Senior Biodiversity Learning Development Officer (in-person training)

Base negotiable: home working is an option

Up to £28,308 per annum plus benefits

37.5 hours per week / Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join Field Studies Council’s Biodiversity team to curate and create engaging adult learning courses to meet objectives of one of the UK’s leading environmental education charities.

The post holder will lead a group focused upon development and delivery of in-person courses and projects. They will maintain training standards and tutor networks for a portfolio of subjects and work with course co-ordinators and marketing to arrange course delivery. The post will be part of a national team with ambitious targets for income and impact. The scope for the team is 200+ online and place-based courses per year about biodiversity, natural history and environmental art. The focus is delivery in the UK through commercial and philanthropic funding including our successful Young Darwin Scholarship.

Success will achieve accessible learning outcomes for target audiences by developing/upscaling learning pathways. This includes providing support for learners and links to partner organisations and Field Studies Council Publications.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To line manage an enthusiastic group (currently 5 roles).
  • To oversee the group in development, delivery (by associate tutors) and customer service of in-person courses covering 25+ natural history subjects at venues across the UK.
  • To work towards financial targets for the in-person course programme.
  • Please refer to the job description for full details of the responsibilities of the role.

We ask that you have –

  • A great work ethic where aptitude and attitude are key
  • A natural pride in the work you produce
  • A flexible and adaptive approach able to perform using your own initiative both independently and as a team player
  • A professional manner in all that you do
  • An empathy with the aims and objectives of Field Studies Council
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please call Clare Rooney on Tel No. 01743 650246.

We look forward to receiving your application in due course.

The closing date for receipt of your completed applications is 5 December 2022.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.

The Company

We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that help protect it.

As an Investors in People charity, we realise that to achieve our vision we need diverse teams of staff who have a wide range of skills, a real passion for the work of the charity and pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform at the FSC, everyone can make a difference and every role is vital to delivering our mission and vision…if this inspires you, we would love to hear from you.

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Closing Date: 05/12/2022  Location: Base negotiable: home working is an option

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